John Milton bije bitko s časom. Jonah King, vodja satanističnega kulta, je umoril njegovo hčerko in ugrabil njenega otroka. Čez tri dni bodo King in njegovi privrženci dojenčka točno ob polnoči žrtvovali Satanu. S pomočjo natakarice Piper, ki jo reši pred njenim nasilnim zaročencem, se Milton odloči rešiti svojo vnukinjo in s tem ves svet, saj bi žrtvovanje otroka lahko na Zemlji povzročilo pravi pekel, ki bi mu z Jonahovo pomočjo zavladal Satan.
John Milton is up against the clock: Jonah King, the leader of a Satanic cult, has murdered Milton's daughter and kidnapped her baby. In three days, King and his followers will sacrifice the child at midnight. Milton picks up the trail in Oklahoma as well as rescuing a waitress named Piper from her brutal, two-timing fiancé. There are odd things about Milton: his driver's license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he's being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant. Piper, who's lived a life on the sidelines, has to piece things together on the fly as they close in on King.